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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:40 pm

Hi Tomi,

I never tried the smaller FS, only 15 and bigger.

But any kite that has a good lift, hangs long, is slow (or can be trimmed slow) and good bar feedback will work for Airstyle.

The problem will be a missing stopper or microloop...you need it.

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Krucifix » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:43 pm

Good as new, bought from someones closet for apx. 75 USD (!) 2006 NAISH RAVEN 16.0 :D kite only, going to use with new bar 8-) What do you think?

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Never tried it, but Raven is a kite with lift and hangtime, and it shouldn't steer fast, so it will be good!

Let us know how it works out for you!

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Krucifix » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:04 pm

I will, but now it is quite imposible to kite in these days in middle europe. Temperature apx. 0°C and most lakes are still frozen :D and travelling to more weather-friendly location is planned to next month

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:11 pm

ok, no problem.
whenever you tested it, let us know :thumb:

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby gavin feargrieve » Thu May 09, 2013 3:42 am

I had a great session on the 2012/13 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy 14m in a steady 15-20 knots. It's a 3 strut, delta shape. Not sure if it was just the wind that day or what, but pulling down on the bar during decent just gave me another up. Anyway, it has the best hang time of any LEI I've used so far (and the handling is good) making it great for board offs. A 14m is still a bit small for going old school, but it's as big as they make it.

Personally, I don't think anything beat the foils (FS Speed 3) for hang time, but .... they have a few compromises....

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Thu May 09, 2013 8:21 am

True about the FS! And they jump high!

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Kamikuza » Mon May 13, 2013 5:18 pm

gavin feargrieve wrote:I had a great session on the 2012/13 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy 14m in a steady 15-20 knots. It's a 3 strut, delta shape. Not sure if it was just the wind that day or what, but pulling down on the bar during decent just gave me another up. Anyway, it has the best hang time of any LEI I've used so far (and the handling is good) making it great for board offs. A 14m is still a bit small for going old school, but it's as big as they make it.

Personally, I don't think anything beat the foils (FS Speed 3) for hang time, but .... they have a few compromises....

I love my Flite 17 - hang time is really good, just seem to hover for ages, but the altitude isn't as good as FSer I think. They do a Flite 15 too...

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby ced1 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:47 am

I've been trying the Peter Lynn, Fury Lite these last few months and it is turning out to be a great kite for Old School tricks… Great hang time in a kite that for the bigger sizes still turns fast. If you get a chance try it out...
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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:15 pm

How big is it?


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